Townlands Carnival set to return in 2017 and reveal first wave of acts

Townlands Carnival returns for a third summer to the idyllic grounds of Rusheen Farm Estate, Macroom, Co. Cork. Promising three days of pure escapism, Townlands Carnival is set in a purpose-built village playing host to an eclectic mix of performers of all persuasions and disciplines from Ireland and abroad.

Showcasing a mix of above and below the radar, cutting edge and left field acts, Townlands Carnival 2017’s music bill features Irish creative acts alongside eclectic international performers. Ranging from Comedy to Hip Hop, Soul, Reggae, Circus, the visually spectacular Townlands Carnival is thrilled to reveal the first wave of acts set to make an appearance in 2017.

Rubber Bandits, Bushy One String, Stomptown Brass, Le Boom, Krafty Kuts, MC Dynamite, Slamboree, Soothsayers, Goulash Disko, Dj Red I, Swinging Travelers, Jack O Rourke, James Or, Cork Samba Band, Paddy Dennehy, Hvmmingbyrd, Shookrah, Sillk, Mama Kasbah, My Fellow Sponges, The Elation Band, Deadly Light Shades, Sister Hyde and the Pesky Magpies, Chalk Outlines, and Grand. 

The Village Green area will host talks and spoken word in The Town Hall, and children and families will be catered for by the Big Bubbles Kids Area. Townlands Carnival has also extensively added to their environmental sustainability programme in 2017 (see notes below). 

Leave the camping gear at home arrive in style as Townlands Carnival offers glamping with Silk Road Tents and Airstream. Enjoy the luxury and adventure of the boutique camping experience in American Indian Tipis, Mongolian Yurts or Bell Tents. Alternatively, enjoy the comfort offered when you rent an Airstream at Townlands Carnival. Also on site will be the Big Blue Bus offering award-winning pizza.

With Early Bird and Tier 1 tickets sold out, Tier 2 three-day camping tickets are now on sale. A limited amount of campervan tickets are also still available. Day tickets are also on sale for €50. Festival goers will find point of sale operators including JC Murphys Bar (Macroom), Organico Cafe (Bantry), Toons Bridge Cafe (Toonsbridge), Shire Bar (Killarney), Spin Dizzy records(Georges Arcade, Dublin), Plugd Records (Cork) and Siopa Gan Ainm (Coal Quay Cork).

Tickets on sale now at